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My name is Moses!

Facts about me

Australian Shepherd
Black - with White
2 years 7 months old, Young
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 40 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

COURTESY LISTING FOR ANOTHER RESCUER! DO NOT CONTACT ARRF. We do not know this pet personally. To meet MOSES, see the contact information below.

Moses is a 15-month-old Aussie. He is up to date on vaccines, is neutered, and is housetrained. He's 40 lbs. of love and brilliance. Moses loves to play ball and learn new tricks (he already knows at least 10 commands!). Moses needs daily runs, fetch games, training, and cuddle time to be comfortable in your home. He is a velcro dog and will follow you anywhere you go. He's begun to play independently in his doggy pool and with balls but much prefers to be with his human.

Once he knows you, Moses will be the most loyal friend you've ever had. He's wary of strangers, however, and requires constant vigilance when walking on a leash. He should never be off-leash unless there are no other people around. Moses also requires careful introductions to people, including treats and letting the new person walk him on a leash to establish leadership.

Moses needs a fenced yard (six-foot) and a quiet neighborhood. He is afraid of children so needs a household without one. Moses has nipped at people before when startled and when his boundaries aren't respected. In fact, he doesn't use his mouth to play (when he tries, he responds well to gentle redirection). He experiences separation anxiety, which we've worked on daily. He is certainly capable of overcoming this with diligence, but cannot tolerate a crate.

While Moses has special needs and requires attention, he has come a long way since he was little. With more training and patience, Moses will definitely continue to grow and become more relaxed in social situations. He may never be the fella you bring to a restaurant or cafe, but he loves a quiet walk and big field runs any time. If you are ready to commit to Moses' potential, you have a treasure of a companion waiting for you!

To meet Moses, email Kirsten at

ARRF (Animal Rescue Resource Foundation)

Contact info
Pet ID
Bernice Friedman
(we're a FOSTER program; NO SHELTER!), Carlsbad, CA 92011

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We have an application contract (plus an adoption fee) and a process to find the very best match between a pet and their adopter. We want both you and our dog(s)/cat(s) to be happy with the match.

ARRF will always spay/neuter all pets prior to adoption as well as give them all shots and provide any medical treatment necessary to make sure they are healthy to the best of our ability and knowledge.

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More about this rescue

ARRF (Animal Rescue Resource Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization working to assist the rescue community, educate the public, and support low cost spay/neuter efforts. We do all we can to help end the suffering of lost and/or abandoned pets.